Cognita Consultancy Privacy Notice
Cognita Consultancy limited is committed to protecting you, and your family’s, personal information. This policy, together with any other documents referred to within, sets out the basis on which we will process any personal data that we collect from you, or that you provide to us. Please read the following carefully to understand our views and practices regarding your personal data and how we will treat it. Cognita Consultancy limited is the Data Controller and is committed to protecting the rights of individuals in line with the Data Protection Act 2018 (DPA) and the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
Cognita Consultancy limited has a Data Protection Officer who can be contacted via email, firstname.lastname@example.org
What information will Cognita Consultancy limited collect about me?
Cognita Consultancy limited will collect information from a range of individuals including visitors to our websites and students.
This can consist of information such as your name, email address, postal address, telephone or date of birth. For existing students, this will include information about academic activities derived through their attendance at school.
How will Cognita Consultancy limited use the information they collect about me?
Cognita Consultancy limited will use your personal information for the purposes of providing information about services and providing education. This may include, but is not limited to:
- Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of students
- Administering finance
- Providing school access
- monitor and report on Pupils’ progress
- provide appropriate pastoral care
- assess how well your school is doing.
- Ensuring students’ safety and security
The data will not be used to make automated decisions.
What is our legal basis for processing your personal data?
For processing to be lawful under the GDPR, Cognita Consultancy limited must establish a lawful basis before you can process personal data. Processing personal data is necessary for the performance of a contract.
How long will your information be held?
Cognita Consultancy limited will ensure that no personal data is kept for longer than is necessary for the purpose for which it was provided, whilst also fulfilling all legislative obligations.
Will the Cognita Consultancy limited share my personal information with anyone else?
We will keep your information confidential except where disclosure is required for the purpose of delivering the contract
In addition to these safeguards, your personal data is protected in the UK, and EU, by the General Data Protection Regulations, 2018. This provides amongst other things that the data we hold about you should be processed lawfully and fairly. It should be accurate, relevant and not excessive. The information should be kept up to date, where necessary, and not retained for longer than is necessary. It should be kept securely to prevent unauthorised access by other people.
We do not disclose personal information about individuals to advertisers or sell your information to any other organisation for marketing purposes.
Having gained access to the client’s area, you must never divulge your username or password to anyone. Please always remember to log out of your account and close your browser window when you have finished using them. This ensures that others cannot access your personal data, especially when using a shared, or public access computer terminal.
Cookies and Site Statistics
We do gather non-personal data regarding site visitors to our website. This is provided to use statistical information on visits to pages, type of browsers being used to view the site, paths taken through the site and other general information. Under no circumstances can this be linked to a particular person.
A “cookie” is a small text file, which helps the server to identify your computer but not the individual. The cookies help us to make your visitor session more personal and enriching experience. If you wish not to have this facility you are able to disable cookies using that option in your particular browser’s settings. Alternatively, you can opt out of collection of information by using the following services:
- Digital Advertising Alliance
- Your Online Choices
What are your rights?
You have a right to access your personal information, to object to the processing of your personal information, to rectify, to erase, to restrict and to port your personal information. Please contact Cognita Consultancy limited’s Data Protection Officer for more information or advice on this.
How to make a complaint
If you are unhappy with the way in which your personal data has been processed you may in the first instance contact Cognita Consultancy limited’s Data Protection Officer using the contact details above.
If you remain dissatisfied then you have the right to apply directly to the Information Commissioner for a decision.
The Information Commissioner can be contacted at;
Information Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF, www.ico.org.uk